Ensemble of soloists of the Mariinsky Academy of Young Opera Singers
The Mariinsky Orchestra
Conductor: Ivan Stolbov
Music by Alexei Pozin
Libretto by the composer based on the works of Sasha Cherniy
Concert Director and Stage Design Supervisor: Kristina Larina
Musical Preparation: Larisa Gergieva
Chorus Master: Rustam Sagdiev
Concertmaster: Vasily Popov
Lighting Designer: Vadim Brodsky
Choreography: Evgenia Berdichevskay
Soldiers’ Tales is a children’s opera in three scenes with a prologue and epilogue. The music and the libretto were written by Mariinsky Orchestra French horn player Alexei Pozin. He has composed other operas, ballets, symphony music and chamber opuses. The composer based his libretto on plots from several tales from Sasha Chorny’s eponymous cycle: Swan Coolness, The Soldier and the Mermaid, The Army Breakout and The Queen of Golden Heels among others. The protagonists of the work are a resourceful Soldier and a mischievous House-Spirit. They meet up with Kikimora, Wood-Goblins and, naturally, Baba Yaga. Children will also see a disobedient girl with her Nanny, and they will be present at rehearsals of brave military musicians and at the court of the capricious Queen. We will see whether the Soldier can solve the mystery of the enchanted kingdom…
The highlighting of performances by age represents recommendations.
This highlighting is being used in accordance with Federal Law N436-FZ dated 29 December 2010 (edition dated 1 May 2019) "On the protection of children from information that may be harmful to their health"